Bajaj have launched the new Pulsar P150 at Rs Rs 1.17 lakh (ex-showroom) for the single-disc variant while the twin-disc variant costs Rs 1.20 lakh (ex-showroom).
There is a new 149.68-cc engine that makes 14.5 hp and 13.5 Nm of peak torque and is mated to a five-speed gearbox. The company claims 90 per cent of the torque is accessible across the usable rpm range. The motorcycle has shed 10 kg and claims a 11 per cent increase in the power-to-weight ratio. The outgoing Pulsar weighs 150 kg while sharing cycle parts with the P150. This motorcycle has a 790-mm seat height, accommodating riders of all shapes and sizes and the ground clearance stands at 165 mm. It has a 14-litre fuel tank and rides on 17-inch wheels. Suspension duties are done by a 31-mm telescopic fork up front and a monoshock at the rear. Brakes bite on a 260-mm disc up front and a 230-mm disc at the rear while a 130-mm drum set up is available for the single disc variant. The single disc variant also comes with a single seat set-up as opposed to the split seat for the twin disc variant. In terms of features it comes with a digital console that gets a gear indicator, distance-to-empty indicator, bi-functional LED projector headlamp unit with LED pilot lamp and a USB mobile charger.
Speaking on the occasion, Rakesh Sharma, Executive Director – Bajaj Auto Ltd, said, “Two decades ago, Pulsar 150 created the genre of sports sporty street motorcycling. With the launch of the all-new Pulsar P150, we have again raised the performance bar. The P150s are a great addition to the new Pulsar platform, which has already seen the launch of the 250s and the dual-channel-ABS-fitted N160. Engineering and design excellence combined with an intimate knowledge of the customer have shaped the Pulsar P150, which is sure to delight its vast customer base.”
It will be available in five colours for both variants – Racing Red, Caribbean Blue, Ebony Black Red, Ebony Black Blue and Ebony Black White. The Pulsar P150 takes on the likes of the Yamaha MT-15, the Yamaha YZF-R15, Yamaha FZ Fi, the Hero Xtreme 160R and the TVS Apache RTR 160 2V to name a few.
Story: Sumesh Soman
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